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Lydia P. Fanelle, long-time resident of Haddon Hts., parishioner of St. Rose of Lima

Lydia P. FANELLE died on October 14, 2007 at the age of 83. (nee Palusci) Of Haddonfield. Loving wife of 64 years to the late Peter J. Fanelle. Cherished and Surrounded at the time of her death by her loving family: Thomas J. Fanelle and his wife Doris of Haddon Heights, Lisa F. Sarubbi and her husband Vincent of Haddon Heights and Celeste Canuso and her husband John of Haddonfield. Beloved grandmother of Jillian Goettner and her husband Dan, Gigi and Thomas Fanelle, Vincent, Peter and Sofia Sarubbi and Isabella, John, and James Canuso. Dear Sister of Viola Blum Pruss of Barrington.


Survived by many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Lydia was born, and raised in South Camden. She was a longtime resident of Haddon Heights where she was a parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church. In 1979, she and her late husband, Peter moved to Haddonfield where she lived presently. She was a past member of UNICO of Pennsauken and a past member of the Haddon Fortnightly.


Most importantly, Lydia will long  be remembered for fostering family closeness through the love she displayed on her table. Whether it be Sunday dinners, summers at the family shore house, tea with grandchildren or lunch with siblings and friends. The door to her home and heart was open to all. Her family is her proudest and most enduring legacy.


Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing on Thursday morning, October 18 from 8:45 am to 11 am at Saint Rose of Lima R.C. Church: 4th Avenue at Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am in the church. Entombment with her late husband, Peter in Calvary Mausoleum, Cherry Hill. There will be no evening viewing and no viewing at the funeral home.


Family requests that memorial donations be made in Lydia's memory to the Canuso Foundation: 30 Washington Avenue, Suite B4, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 or to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception: 642 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102. Please write in the memo of the check Lydia P. Fanelle.


Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website under online obituaries of Lydia P. Fanelle. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Phone: 856-456-1142